Birth Defects Reported After Chemical Attacks in Syria
”Always the innocent are the first victims, so it has been for ages past, so it is now.”
~ J.K. Rowling
Nothing is more innocent than a new-born baby, and there is no greater happiness than holding a baby in your arms. However, in the Ghouta region of Syria, a green agricultural belt surrounding the city of Damascus in the south and east, separating the city from the dry grasslands bordering the Syrian Desert, and providing its inhabitants with a variety of cereals, vegetables, and fruits for thousands of years, there was no joy and happiness when severely deformed babies were born after the chemical attack in Ghouta on August 21, 2013.
Although there can be many reasons for birth defects and there is no proof that the deformations were caused by the chemical attack in Ghouta, if there is the slightest possibility that these defects were indeed caused by chemical weapons, it should be investigated.